On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, Dept of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge issued a letter to Public Housing Authorities, Continuums of Care, Multifamily Owners, and HUD Grantees regarding the importance of access to housing for citizens returning to communities from incarceration.
“The President and I believe that everyone deserves a second chance and a stable home from which to rebuild their lives. No person should exit a prison or jail only to wind up on the streets.” Marcia L. Fudge, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development
Just one day earlier at the Columbus City Council meeting, Councilor John House read the Proclamation declaring, June Re-Entry Awareness Month. Members of the Mayor’s Commission on Re-Entry were on hand to receive the Proclamation from Mayor Skip Henderson and update the Council.
Thanks to Mayor Henderson’s foresight, the Commission was established in 2019. Home for Good of the United Way of the Chattahoochee Valley is honored to chair the Housing Subcommittee of the Commission since 2020. Working collaboratively across the community, the Commission has worked diligently to break down barriers to housing, employment, and full reintegration in our community for returning citizens and their families.
As our community continues to meet, head-on, the needs of our community, we look forward to strengthening existing partnerships while establishing new partnerships so that all citizens can enjoy a Home for Good!